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Why Does Texas Want to Remove a Songbird From the Endangered Species List?

Posted on · (Above: The golden-cheeked warbler. Photo: Steve Maslowski/U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Could the golden-cheeked warbler soon be off the endangered species list? That’s what the Texas General Land Office wants to do with a lawsuit filed on the behalf of the agency earlier this month. On the GLO’s website, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush […]

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The Science of Comas, and Does Political Rhetoric Incite Violence? Monday’s Show (June 26, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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What’s Threatening the Monarch Butterfly?

Posted on · Former First Lady Laura Bush is calling on Texans to improve the habitat for monarch butterflies. Mrs. Bush founded a statewide initiative called Texan by Nature, a community-run conservation effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently studying the monarch to determine if it should be listed under the Endangered Species Act. By some estimates, […]